Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Drummer

16" x 20"  oil on cradled panel 

in-progress recap shots in order of painting:

finished sketch

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"Social Club"
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sometimes I honestly wonder if I've died and gone to heaven ...
Luckiest girl in the whole wide world!

Stay warm!!



Now I see why I love your work so much. Your "gift" series, and the colors you used in it got me started following your work. It appears that you are a palette knife painter. Wonderful, wonderful work.

Jerry Stocks said...

Wow, what a post. This is such wonderful information.

Karen Appleton said...

Carol, I actually use mostly brushes, knife to help mix and pick up a big blob of paint, but 90% of the time, I put in on with a #2 flat 6300 series princeton brush. Thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment!!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Jerry! I really enjoyed keeping track of the paintings progress! I'm so glad you liked it!!

Pattie Wall said...

Karen I love this work - I so appreciate your sharing of your process. I am amazed at your richness of color and how you use it along with the thickness of the paint and the brushstrokes - wow!

Carrie Clayden said...

wow Karen, just found you and love your work. LOVE your puzzle like application of paint, and thank you for showing the process. You have a joyful impressionist style and happy palette. I am a big fan. Do you paint daily? How do you figure out the dreaded question "what to paint"?

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so much Pattie and Carrie!! I appreciate your compliments and comments so much!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

So glad you gave us this step by step closeup. What a fabulous way to use these bits of jewel like color.
I love everything about this!!!

Tam Foree said...

Really great work!! Love you confidence of applying color!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, I love your post. I came to visit via Kelly McDonald's blog (oh, I hope I spelled her name correctly). I'm so glad I visited you today. Have a great weekend.

Madhura said...

Oh my god, this is beautiful! I'm a beginner and teaching myself to paint so I wonder if you could post tutorials? It would be great help and I would love to learn from you! Thanks!